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Orhan Pamuk in Conversation with Lee Bollinger

General Programming

dateNovember 29, 2006 timeWednesday, 6:15pm EST location Low Memorial Library, Rotunda, Columbia University
  • Committee on Global Thought
  • University Programs and Events
  • Office of the President, Columbia University
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated
Headshot of Orhan Pamuk

Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk and Columbia University President Lee Bollinger in conversation.

There is no registration. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis. For information only, please contact University Programs and Events at [email protected].

Orhan Pamuk's remarkable range as a writer makes him conspicuously suitable in a setting that is at once academic as well as more broadly public. This event will feature Mr. Pamuk speaking on topics ranging from the creative process to freedom of speech. The discussion will include a question and answer session.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Committee on Global Thought, the Heyman Center for the Humanities and University Programs and Events, Office of the President, Columbia University.

About Orhan Pamuk: Orhan Pamuk, an internationally acclaimed Turkish novelist and memoirist, was awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. Mr. Pamuk—who, in the words of the Swedish Academy, "has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures"—has been publishing since 1972. His work has been translated into more than 40 languages and he has received numerous prestigious international prizes, including Le Prix Mediterranee etranger, the Prix Medicis, the Ricarda Huch Prize, and honorary membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A native of Istanbul, Mr. Pamuk is a Fellow with Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought.

About the Committee on Global Thought: The Committee on Global Thought was established by President Lee C. Bollinger in December 2005 as part of his larger goal of transforming Columbia from an already thriving international enterprise into a truly global university to serve the expanded needs of knowledge and society in the twenty-first century. President Bollinger created the Committee on Global Thought to provide a space in which to address issues and spark activities across disciplinary and school boundaries and into the wider world of society, politics, and culture.

  • Lee C. Bollinger President Columbia University